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    October 23, 2012
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a s.w.a.t. situation unfolding this morning in oakland. we are live here on scene. we will tell you where officers are focused. that should end it. >> the never say die giants heading to the world series now afternoon an incredible comeback in the series with the cardinals. off and on very heavy rain yesterday morning, last night. what about today? can we continue that or see calmer conditions? i con garage late him on --
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congratulate him on taking on osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al-qaeda but we can't kill our way out of this mess. >> the presidential candidates lay out their world views in their last presidential debate. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning to you. welcome to a brand-new day. it's a tu, october 23rd. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. let's check in with steve paulson. everybody wants to know how much more rain are we going to get? >> some today and tomorrow but i think the main was yesterday and last night. >> yeah, right. >> last night and also this morning. pretty good rain from about midnight moving east and south, we are under cloudy skies right now, could even be misty, drizzly conditions. steady rain looks to be weekend down -- to be winding down. good morning. traffic a little bit busy in marin county but not bad from
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come -- bad coming from novato. this is a look at the golden gate bridge and the traffic looks good. we are following breaking news out of oakland where there is some kind of police action involving s.w.a.t. teams. ktvu channel 2 news reporter alex savidge joins us now at 13th and 19th streets. what is going on that you can see? >> reporter: lots of oakland police officers converged on this neighborhood this morning. they are focusing on a house that is about halfway down this block on the right-hand side and still quite a bit of police activity out here this morning. this is 13th avenue at 19th street and we do understand that the s.w.a.t. team is involved in whatever this situation is. now, i want to show you video we shot a few minutes ago this morning as we watched two people taken into custody. a man and a woman, both walked away in huffs by -- in handcuffs by officers. unclear why they were taken into custody. still unclear at this point exactly what this investigation, what this
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s.w.a.t. operation is pertaining to. i did speak with an officer here who was blocking one of the streets, i asked her to give me some information on what is taking place. she said at this point she can't tell me anything so we are hoping at this point to speak with a commanding officer here on scene but does appear this operation whatever is taking place out here is wrapping up. they do appear to be wrapping up here again, two people taken into custody, a s.w.a.t. operation unfolding here in oakland. we are going to try and gather more information and be back later on in the newscast. for now live in oakland this morning, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. in overnight news, firefighters in oakland trying to figure out what caused a car to go up in flames. car was parked in the lower level parking lot of that apartment building on fruitvale avenue near east 16th street. about a dozen people had to be evacuated from the building but luckily no one was hurt. the chp says weather played a major role in a crash that shut down all lanes of northbound 680 near pleasnaton overnight. officers say the driver of a
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big rig was headed down the sunol grade when he lost control and slid down the roadway blocking all lanes. the road was closed for more than two hours while crews cleaned up the wreck and the oil that was spilled on the road. the driver of the big rig received minor injuries but no other cars were involved. the chp is now trying to figure out if the driver was going too fast for the weather conditions. time now, just about 6:04 and the san francisco giants are the new national league champions. they beat the cardinals last night 9-0 and the world series with the detroit tigers starts tomorrow in san francisco. that should end it. and who else, scutaro and the giants have won the pennant. >> sure did. the rain was pouring down as the giants did it, completing their national league championship series comeback. they won three elimination games culminating last night with that 9-0 win over st. louis in game 7. the giants
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really surged early, they had a five run 3rd inning and matt cain kept the cardinals scoreless. >> we had a lot of momentum going our way and we felt that. guys were real relaxed today and able to jump out early and get a little lead and didn't stop from there. >> they are the m -- there's the mvp, marco scutaro, mvp, he tied the league championship series record with 14 hits, three singles last night. got doused with the champagne, had his ski goggles on. the giants will take on the detroit tigers in theworld series starting tomorrow. time now 6:05. happening right now, bay area businesses are gearing up for the world series. ktvu's brian flores, our new partner here live with us, he's at graphic sports wear company in san francisco. looks like they are busy and up early already, right, brian. >> reporter: yes, giants fever is getting a fever pitch and
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local businesses are gearing up as well. we are live here at one of the printing shops here and yes they are starting to print out the shirts from the giants' win yesterday. here's another examine here of -- example here of what it's going to look like. video we had from yesterday, more on that in a moment but thousands of giants fans looking forward to wednesday's world series game and also getting the latest gear. after the game fans were already lined up at the dugout store at at&t park watching the last out and being the first in line to get the early batch of giants pennant shirts and the fans that did wait in line for the gear say it's worth it to get the first items. >> we are back, man. we did it in 2010, we are in 2012 now. we back, baby, we back. >> we came here from across the street, made sure we got our jerseys, superimportant. >> reporter: and back out here live, you can see businesses are again getting the fever pitch of printing out giants shirts, lots of excitement going on. thousands of these shirts are going to be printed out, they are going to be based in local stores throughout the area as well. we will have more on this
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throughout the morning. for now, i'm brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> you can see the entire world series right here on ktvu channel 2 news beginning with game one tomorrow. special edition of news at 4:00, followed by the pregame show at 4:30, the first pitch after 5:00 p.m. today president obama and mitt romney start a new political journey this morning. a two-week sprint to election day after their third and final debate last night in florida. >> a few months ago when you are asked what's the biggest political athlete facing -- threat facing america you said russian, not al-qaeda, you said russia. >> president obama and mitt romney sparred over foreign policy in last night's debate and coming up at 5:15, we are fact checking the candidates' statement, which is always interesting. >> sure it is. >> because you always wonder, is what they are saying true. 6:07. i believe everything sal tells me about our morning commute.
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still kind of wet out there too. >> it is a little wet. you know, it was raining pretty hard overnight and some of that water is still pooling up, although -- or has pooled up, i should say. let's go outside and take a look at what we have here. the east shore freeway a little bit more crowded. now yesterday steve said was kind of a worse commute when it comes to rain actually coming down during the commute, but you still will see slow traffic today because of the wet weather. as you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights not yet on. you can see the middle lanes of fast track moving through but the metering lights come on just about now, maybe in a few minutes and then you're going to see a filled in bay bridge toll plaza. if you're driving in san jose in the south bay, i think we are off to a good start. a little bit of slowing on northbound 101 approaching the 280 interchange and after that it looks good to sunnyvale. break here, cloudy skies, a couple of people have e-mailed me, tweeted me steve do you have any idea on the upcoming winter and the answer is, no, i don't, i have a feeling it will be colder but on precip no
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screaming message one way or the other. el nino know did not materialize. it's kind of a neutral pattern right now. la 19io can give -- la -- this is a good start, although late. usually by september or early october we have our first rain but we made up for lost time here. middletown 1.77. danville almost 1 1/2 inches. crockett also over an inch of rain. if you have totals, you can e- mail me or tweet me. gilroy right now picking up rain, that's one of the few, there seems to be a little break here and a lot of cloud cover but not much rain. in fact even the rain and snow up in the sierra nevada looks to be rounding third netting for home but still there's still snow but looks like the snow level is going up. temperatures around 32 degrees for many but still up in the
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sierra nevada still snow on the radar there and a winter storm warning going until 11:00. 40s or 50s on the temp, san jose 48, 46 at sonoma county airport, cool out there, cloudy and looks like one of those days we can get a few breaks in the clouds then i think we might get shower activity or thunderstorm activity. but as it is, mostly cloudy, cool and breezy, highs today will be in the 60s and that will do it and the extended outlook has temperatures holding steady here and not really changing much until about friday when it will be warm. pam and dave. 10 minutes after 6:00. >> yeah, our time is 6:10. we are looking at snow because it's causing problems up in the sierra nevada. chains are required on 80 from baxter to donner lake and also on highway 50 from twin bridges to meyers near south lake tahoe. ctcaltrans is busy. 6:10 the time. what happened in vegas is now
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being investigated by police. how a thief made off with more than $1 million in casino chips. also a big story today, facebook, it will soon release their second quarterly earnings report since becoming a public company. what investors hope to hear.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 news. time now 6:13. a man accused of stealing more than $1 million in chips from the venetian casino and
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las vegas police now searching for him. police say the 31-year-old man somehow got inside a closed area of the casino when nobody was there. they say he stole high value chips but probably won't be able to redeem them. >> what happens now is any hotel or casino for that matter can exchange their chips or do some things within their casino that make these chips virtually worthless. >> the suspect is from southern california, investigators say no weapons were involved and no one was confronted during the incident. well, chances appear slim for a u.n. proposed cease fire in syria during a muslim holiday this week. the u.n. arab league envoy to syria proposed that both sides lay down their arms during a four day muslim holiday that begins on friday. near the syrian government nor the opposition forces have committed to the truce. rebel fighters say they are willing to halt fire during the holiday but will respond if
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attacked. 6:14. new this morning, we are taking a closer look at last night's final presidential debate in florida and some of the statements that were made. ktvu a alison burns in our washington, d.c. newsroom and you say both president obama and mitt romney twisted some of the facts, alison? >> reporter: this morning we are looking at what some nonpartisan political fact check groups are saying about the debate and they are giving mitt romney a pants on fire rating for saying the president went on an apology tour in the middle east and saying the u.s. navy is the smallest its been in almost 100 years. they are also accusing president obama of making a false claim when he said romney opposed any federal help for the auto industry and they say the president mischaracterized's romney's past statements about russia as america's top threat. as for some of the testy exchanges there were plenty of those like this one over visits to israel. >> you flew to egypt and to saudi arabia and to turkey and
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iraq and by the way, you skipped israel, our closest friend in the region but you went to the other nations and by the way, they noticed that you skipped israel. >> when i went to israel as a candidate, i didn't take donors, i didn't attend fundraisers. i went to the holocaust museum there. >> reporter: president obama was clearly much more on the attack last night than mitt romney but there were some areas where they seemed to agree, a closer look at that during my next update. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> here in the bay area both democrats and republicans held debate watch parties. in san rafael voters gathered at the democratic campaign headquarters and the republican headquarters only a couple of blocks apart. both camps believe their candidate came out on top. >> i think president obama is articulate, fair and clear and i think he has experience
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clearly he has experience in foreign policy matters and governor romney has no experience whatsoever and comes out loud and clear. >> obama seems to dance around a lot without being specific. romney has been much more specific. >> according to a cnn poll right after the debate, president obama came out the winner. 48% of those who were surveyed said the president won the debate compared with 40% for mitt romney. you can find much more debate coverage on our channel 2 website, ktvu.com, including a fact checking analysis of some of their statements. just go to ktvu.com, click on the election 2012 tab, it's right there on the front page. we have breaking news now to tell you about. word this morning that a missing pedestrian laundry room -- petaluma teenager has been found safe. ruby cruz mendoza was last seen getting into a car with her godfather last thursday. fresno police say they discovered the teenager
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yesterday afternoon at a home in the city of selma, which is south of fresno. police arrested her godfather, no word yet if the girl has been brought back home to petaluma. the world's largest social network reports its quarterly earnings this afternoon. this is just its second quarterly report as a public company. facebook shares selling for less than half the initial public offering price, about $19 a share right now. and investors will want to hear if facebook is making progress towards increasing revenue on mobile ads. a modesto police sergeant facing charges of child molestation. 40-year-old robert hodges was arrested yesterday just hours after the police department found out about the allegations. now, hodges is accused of molesting a girl who is a member of his family between 2009 and 2010. he's a 15-year veteran of the police department. he has now been placed on administrative leave during the investigation. a new funding source could help provide free muni passes for san francisco youth. the examiner reports that muni
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is expected to receive $6.7 million in federal money. some say that money should be used to help provide free muni passes for the city's low income use but three supervisor calling for improvements to the service. the municipal transportation agency board will discuss the funding at a meeting tomorrow. time now 6:18. let's get you out the door. sal, are you taking care of things on 880? >> yeah, looking at that dave and pam. right now it looks pretty good there on 880 north and southbound as you drive through. let's go out and take a look at a live picture there and you can see that the traffic is moving along very nicely on 880 north which is on the right and 880 south which is on the left. you can see also the bay bridge toll plaza has filled in. the metering lights are on, not too bad, though, and things seem to be drying off a little bit. still a little bit damp from last night's rain but better than yesterday and clear skies here at the toll plaza. if you're driving at san jose, it's a surprising -- it's surprising how good it looks so far. i think it is still early but looking pretty good on 101 and
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280 and even 85 getting into the west santa clara valley. 6:19. let's go to steve. >> thank you. still some rain around, most of it calmed down considerably but under cloudy to mostly cloudy skies, cool, breeze, the rain was intense as you know last night but overnight even into this morning and what's left of it is down toward gilroy right now heading south but looks like that's about it for now, sacramento, san juan -- the sierra nevada, definite ending coming in here from west to east as that system slides into the sierra but snow continues to stack up. if you're up there and tweet me sp weather or e-mail me, let me know what kind of snow totals you had overnight. 40s and 50s on the temps and stay a cool day under cloudy to mostly cloudy conditions, a few breaks in those clouds would give us a possibility of thundershowers. lots of reports of hale from crescent center -- hail from
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crescent city. 60s on the highs, really not traveling anywhere, too much cloud cover. and extended outlook does have another day of maybe showers on wednesday, then clear it out thursday, going to be sunny and nice during the day but there will be some cool readings and some fog out in the valley popping up after this first rain. >> thank you, steve. amazon says its $199 kindle fire hd tablet is the best selling product on its website. the new kindle started selling on september 6th. now the company says the fire hd has outsold every other product on amazon. now, amazon does not release actual sales numbers but ceo jeff bazeo does say that the tablets are sold at cost and amazon hopes to make money if customers use the devices to buy products and services online. agents of one large federal agency are turning in their backberries -- blackberries. the u.s. immigration and customs enforcement agency intends to replace them with iphones. the department has more than
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17,600 workers and that purchase will be worth more than $2 million to apple. i.c.e. says it's making the change because blackberries no longer quote meet the technology needs of the agency. and keep an eye on yahoo when the markets open up. yahoo's ceo melissa meyer had better than expected third quarter results to share. she announced yahoo earned $3.2 billion in the quarter ending last month. that sent shares up nearly 5% in extended trading. right now looks like it's going to open up about 4 1/2 % and if the stock hits that price in the regular session, it will be the highest level since meyer took over as ceo. time now 6:22. scientists have been charged with manslaughter. where a controversial verdict was handed down after an earthquake killed more than 300 people. plus another pg&e controversy. whatcom is blaming for an error involving bay area pipelines. you disgust me.
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new information about another controversy involving pg&e and pipeline safety. according to the "san francisco chronicle," pg&e declared pipelines in the east bay and san jose safe without proof of inspection. about 4 1/2 miles of gas pipelines are in question.
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they run under martinez, newark, fremont and san jose. the pipelines were considered at risk of corrosion failures. pg&e blames faulty record keeping for the testing oversight. a concord teenager received the maximum sentence for running down and killing two bicyclists earlier this year. prosecutors say the 18-year-old driver was speeding when he hit a man in his -- and his 9-year- old daughter. he pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving. because he was 17 at the time of the crash, he sentenced to seven years in a juvenile facility but he will be released in about three years when he turns 21. in italy, six scientists and a former government official were convicted and found guilty of manslaughter for not properly warning the italian people about the risks of an earthquake. back in april 2009, the seven men traveled to the city of l'aquila which had seen an increase in earthquake activity. they issued to residents that a big earthquake was unlike.
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six weeks later a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit and destroyed the city center. they will appeal the verdict which they call an attack on science. roads probably getting a little busier, more crowded out there. let's collect with sal. >> northbound 280 in san jose, you will see traffic moving along pretty well. actually looking good for this time of the morning. usually we have a little more slow traffic but i'm pretty satisfied with this. i think you probably are too if this is your commute. on the sunol grade, 680 southbound that traffic past mission boulevard looks good heading down to the bottom of the hill. truckee had a food of snow -- foot of snow, 6 inches at tahoe city. started really blowing and stacking up on the streets, finally sticking so still snow in the sierra for us, cloudy skies and a break in some of the rain. could be more later. keep the rain gear handy.
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60s on the temps. coming up next, game seven win for the giants fans. we will show you more of the celebration to the return of the world series to the bay area. in oakland, s.w.a.t. team targets a house in this neighborhood early this morning. what action we have seen police take out here so far. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover,
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vote yes on thirty-eight.every. fiftmoneystudent wins.ifty-four morbucks.ar. wthe wealthy can pay more, andop trunder thirty-eight they do.ut. welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 news. right on time the opening bell there and welcoming our san jose neighbors visiting the nasdaq this morning, ultratech, they are in the semiconductor business and they are there ringing the opening bell. earnings reports definitely in focus. we had a surprisingly good report from yahoo. people worried about facebook later today, but we will have all the business news coming up
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in just a little bit. we will smile and say good morning to you. thank you for joining us here on ktvu channel 2 morning news, a brand-new day, it's tuesday, october 23rd. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. time now 6:30. we have breaking news right now from oakland, lots of police activity as we speak involving s.w.a.t. teams. ktvu's alex savidge is live on 13th avenue and 19th street, so what do you know, alex? >> reporter: well, dave, it's possible this is some kind of a joint operation with an outside law enforcement agency, a nearby agency here but you take a look down the street and you can see lots of police officers out here this morning. the s.w.a.t. team is here, they appear to be focused on a house that's on the right-hand side of this street and i want to give you a look at video we shot when we first got here about an hour ago of two people who were taken into custody, a man and a woman, both walked away by officers in handcuffs. this is all near 13th avenue and 19th street in oakland.
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it's unclear at this point exactly why those two people were taken into custody. we have tried to speak with someone here on scene. we have not been able to get information from that officer but we are told a spokesperson for the oakland police department will be coming out here at some point this morning to give us an update, a briefing on exactly what this situation is all about, but again, a s.w.a.t. situation unfolding here in this oakland neighborhood early this morning, s.w.a.t. officers converging on a house here, two people so far we have seen them taken into custody. it is unclear at this point exactly what this investigation or this s.w.a.t. operation is all about. we hope to get more information again in about an hour and a half or so when a spokesperson for the department is expected to be out here at this scene. for now we are live in oakland this morning, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. in exciting news this morning, the world series starts tomorrow in san francisco after the giants' victory over the st. louis cardinals. >> that should end it.
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and who else, scutaro and the giants have won the pennant. >> definitely the star caught the final out in the pouring rain last night as the giants shut out the cardinals 9-0. the giants won three elimination games in the nlc to become the national leak champs. they will play the detroit tigers in the world series. >> this is fulfilling. >> you might not have been able to tell with those big goggles on but that was marco scutaro shielding his eyes from the champagne. he was named mvp of the league championship series after his record six multihit games. the euphoria of winning the national league pennant certainly swept through san francisco and beyond. giants fans ecstatic as they took to the streets after san francisco's big victory last night. ktvu's tara moriarty is out at at&t park this morning. tara. >> reporter: all morning long cars have been honking as they have been driving by, people still very excited.
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there's quite a bit of trash out here on the sidewalk, remnants of the 40,000 people who never lost hope that their giants would make it to the world series. now, from the get go, these fans were behind matt cain on the mound, they would not let up and it set the stage for the night. the fans were drenched from the downpour in the 8th inning but that did not stop them from seeing the giants take the pennant, this after being down three games to one in the series against the cardinals. the electricity could be felt in the stands in mccould havecove -- mccovey cove and in the streets. >> electrifying, incredible. >> once in a lifetime. you've got to go to the game. you can't miss it. >> are you planning on going to the world series? >> all i know is i have been a die hard giants fan since i was born and we are back in the world series and we are going to win this whole thing. >> reporter: this afternoon the
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tigers and the giants will begin workouts. they will play here at home wednesday and thursday nights at 5:00, saturday, sunday, monday head to detroit and if the series goes longer, back in the city for halloween night which falls on a wednesday and then again on a thursday. have a feeling a lot of parents will be pulling double duty this year overseeing trick-or- treating and watching the game streaming the video live. live in san francisco, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. san francisco police also getting ready for the world series. we talked to police chief greg sur who was at last night's game. >> we've had huge celebratory crowds. the world series two years ago was off the hook, we didn't have any problems at all and we don't anticipate any this year and we want to have another parade. >> the chief says his department will put its world series plan into action today and says they will do exactly what they did two years ago. fans hoping to buy tickets to the giants world series are turning to online brokers. advanced tickets, they have
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already sold out. about 8500 tickets are available on stub hub for games 1 and 2. the price range from $400 for standing room only to more than $44,000. more seats are up for grabs on craigslist where spots behind home plate are going for about $2000. also on sale, giants national league championship gear like that. coming up for you at 6:45 we will take you live to one san francisco business that is working hard right now to make as many shirts as they can. today the alameda county sheriff's office will release the name of a woman found dead after a house fire in castro valley last week. the fire started early last thursday morning and fire crews discovered her body once the flames were out. investigators say both the fire and the woman's death are suspicious. they are asking for the public's help in solving this case. the home belongs to a retired san francisco firefighter who has not been named as a
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suspect. jury deliberations will continue today in the trial of the woman accused of killing east bay nursing student michellele. gisele esteban killed le last year because she thought le was having an affair with her ex- boyfriend. esteban's attorney says his client did it in a heat of passion. frederick dozier is accused of raping, beating and robbing three women in san francisco's mission district between june and december of last year. police say each attack was more vicious than the last. a citizen's tip led to dozier's arrest in january. students at washington elementary school in san jose will be trying to raise awareness this morning about pedestrian safety on their way to school. students, parents, teachers all participating in international walk to school month. as we know, between 2007 and 2009 washington elementary school came in third out of 406
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santa clara county schools when it came to pedestrian, bicycle and traffic injuries and they are trying to change all that. >> good for them. 6:37 is the time right now. how is traffic looking around the bay area, sal? >> it's better today than it was yesterday, pam and dave. it's not raining quite as hard. it's a little wet out there but we don't have a lot of heavy rain for the commute and right now as we look at a crowded east shore freeway, you can see traffic is moving along pretty well despite all this crowding getting down to a crowded bainbridge toll plaza, it is stop and go at the plaza for about a 20 minute delay before you get to the metering lights. once you make it onto the span it does look good into san francisco. as we look at the santa clara valley northbound 85 near 17, there's a crash on the shoulder, a little bit of slow traffic approaching that, 101 is filling in now between the capital expressway and the mckee road turnoff, 280 looks relatively good getting up to
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highway 17. let's go to steve. sal, i'm enjoying the tweets between you and stan bunker. >> good. >> we were both at the game. very good. cloudy skies, rain looks like we are in a lull here -- as you know, but even after the game last night between about midnight and 3:00 in the morning, there were some pockets of very heavy rain, still moisture is just being funneled in. you can see where it's coming from, around -- the lull should start to move wednesday. one forecast model holds onto it for another day, the other two will move it out sooner. middle town over an inch and three quarters over in lake county. danville one 1/ inches. mike polanski in san francisco, .11. .44, almost 1/2" of rain fell in the eighth and 9th inning if you were at the game. if you have rain reports e-mail them or tweet them to me or snow reports. still light rain now moving south of gilroy. think we are about done here but a lot of cloud cover over
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us. i think we are almost done here, another hour or two, but four to 6 inches at the keys, that's our observer. truckee has had a foot. winter storm warning continues until 11:00 but again things seem to be on the wane here. 40s on the temps, very low 50s, they haven't moved all morning long and a lot of cloud coverage, not much rain with that, but still a cloudy to mostly cloudy day, keep showers in the forecast. does not look like a front is coming through or anything but any break in the clouds could give us the possibility of thunderstorm activity which was out in the valley yesterday. 60s on the temps. again these are not traveling very far today. extended outlook has one more day of unsettled weather and we start to clear it out. the days will be sunny and warmer but the nights will be chilly and there will be areas of fog inland. time now 6:40. wasn't just rain. severe weather hit northern california. a rare tornado caused some damage. we are going to show you where
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this hit. we are live in san jose where in just a couple of hours apple is expected to unvale its newest products. we will tell you why tech analysts are saying that price plays a key component. good morning. you're looking at san francisco and looks pretty good here on northbound 101 but some areas are not as good and we will tell you where coming up.
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good morning. a lot of cloud cover continues to stream in here. it will be a cloudy day, now most of the rain is winding down but there are still some areas picking up decent rains. sausalito nearly 2 inches in the last day and a half. good morning to you. a quick look at some of the top stories we are following for you right now at 6:43. a missing petaluma teenager found safe in fresno county. ruby cruz mendoza was reportedly found yesterday afternoon in the house in the city of selma just south of fresno. police also arrested her godfather. we have new information we just got this into the ktvu newsroom about a car fire in oakland overnight. police now calling it suspicious. the car was parked in the lower level apartment building parking garage on fruitvale avenue right near east 16th street.
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about a dozen people had to be evacuated. and overnight polls from last night's presidential debate indicate president obama was the winner. a cbs poll of uncommitted voters found that 53% thought the president came out on top compared with 23% for mitt romney and 24% who considered it a tie. this morning apple is said to -- set to unvale what could be the next must have gadget. janine de la vega joins us from san jose when the highly anticipated announcement about an ipad mini. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in the next couple of hours you're going to start seeing the media and tech analysts and bloggers file into the california theater here in downtown san jose. you can see apple has put its logo all over there. everyone is expected to have the apple unvail its ipad mini. whenever there's a big announcement from apple it always generates a lot of speculation and rumors. analysts seem to think the new screen is 7.85 inches compared
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to the ipad's 9.7. those in the industry speculate that apple wants to compete with amazon and google's smaller tablets. now, if that's the case, the price of the new ipad mini will be key. analysts speculate it could be priced anywhere from $249 to $320. >> there are a lot of people who are interested in the appl products but don't necessarily want to pay the apple prices and we know that amazon's pricing is generally lower than $200. if apple can get closer to that pricing, maybe they can convince some consumers who were thinking of going with amazon or a google tablet to go with an apple product. >> reporter: to get the price down, it is likely that apple will have to take away some of the bells and whistles off of the ipad mini but we won't know until this event gets underway at 10:00 a.m. usually the ceo tim cook makes an appearance at these sorts of events but it's unclear if he will be the one making the announcement today. coming up on mornings on 2, we will tell you why apple may also be trying to attract
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children and an educational audience. reporting live from downtown san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. a rare tornado touched down north of sacramento. here's video of a funnel cloud that touched down about 3:15 yesterday afternoon near yuba city in sutter county. the twister downed trees and powerlines but fortunately no one was hurt. later today, though, a storm survey team will be out there. this is the aftermath of a possible tornado in sacramento county. strong winds knocked over that truck in elk grove around 5:00 yesterday afternoon. the winds also knocked down fences and trees and damaged some roofs. several funnel clouds were reported in the area stretching east to the sierra foothills. 6:47. happening now, the san francisco giants are going to the world series and that is good news for local businesses too. ktvu's brian flores live in san francisco this morning where the giants' official t-shirt company is really busy this
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morning. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, dave. yeah, you know, we have been talking about it all morning. the giants fever -- excitement, rather has reached a fever pitch and this is probably the hottest commodity out there. these shirts being printed out at graphic sports. i'm here with mike smith who is the sales manager here. first off i got to ask, how excited are you? >> we are excited. we are all giants fans here so excited. this is our fourth world series. >> reporter: talk about the process here. how many shirts are you planning on printing out and how fast can you get them out to the stores? >> well, we can print out 500 shirts an hour. we have six machines going, so we are planning to get -- we got out some last night before the game and we are going to do more and keep up with demand. >> reporter: how long is it going to take for you to print out the shirts? >> about by 11:00 so a five hour process. >> reporter: where can fans get the shirts? >> sold at the ballpark at the dugout stores throughout the bay area. >> reporter: these are the hottest commodities. get them at the dugout stores
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throughout the bay area as well. got to tell you, i want to buy one myself even though i just moved up here not too long ago. but again, giants fever has reached a fanatic pace here in the bay area. >> you did that like a champ. you can see the entire world series here on ktvu channel 2 news starting with game one tomorrow, special edition of ktvu news at 4:00, the first pitch will be just after 5:00 p.m. 6:49 is the time. our biggest giants fan probably here. >> right there. >> sal. >> good morning. >> pretty wide awake for staying up late. >> you know, the key is coffee, pam. >> and a drum roll. >> good morning. take a look at the commute now, if you are trying to get to work on this day that's been wet, 280 northbound, looks like
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the camera went out on us so go to the next one. westbound 580, we have slow traffic this morning as you head up to the livermore valley, you will see slow traffic from tracy to livermore, it gets better to dublin and then to castro valley you are going to see traffic that's moving well. over to 238 you will see some slow traffic here and then 880 southbound if you're driving let's say from hayward to union city, slow but after that, the drive into fremont looks good. across the san mateo and dunbarton bridge not too much of an issue over to the peninsula. bay bridge toll plaza backed up for about a 15 to 20 minute delay beyond the 880 overcrossing and the meter lights are on. cloudy skies, rain seems to be tapering off although some of the light drizzly stuff going on but nothing showing up on radar. sierra nevada a lot of reports from 6 inches to 12 inches, meadows came in with something along that nature, truckee, mammoth as well.
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in the keys, active up there. for us we still get the cloud cover but so far not much going on. kevin in sausalito checking in with 1.920. san francisco over an inch. by the way, almost 1/2" of rain fell between the eighth and 9th inning last night and crockett our observer numerous reports of an inch to inch and a half. cloud cover and most of the snow now looks to be starting to -- you can see on the back edge the rain is ending, some of the snow still going but for another couple hours, i think by 11:00 most of it will be done, turn more to snow showers but plenty up there. 40s on the temps, very low 50s so it's a cool morning, cloudy and also throw in a little breeze definitely feels chilly out there. a lot of cloud cover, occasionally we could get more rain in here today but we need a few breaks in the clouds to generate any more thunderstorm activity. there was plenty of reports of hail and severe weather out in
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the valley but for us just rain and a couple of thunderstorms, 60s on the temps today and i don't think they go anywhere today or tomorrow but they will be warming up a little bit as we head towards thursday, friday and saturday with the weekend always in view but again with so much rain there will be some inland valley fog popping up. >> thank you, steve. netflix will release its earnings report after today's closing bell. right now ahead of the report the stock is down about 1 1/3% but did gain about 4 1/2 % yesterday after reports that netflix is looking for new workers who were fluent in german, hnidy, turkish, dutch, japanese and korean. that could indicate more investment plans. today ikea announcing plans to rely completely on solar and wind energy in the next 10 years. ikea already has solar panels on top of 34 of its 38 u.s. stores and distribution centers and the swedish retailer says it will install more at its facilities around the world. time now 6:52.
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a new push to generate some leads in the unsolved killings of a vallejo man and his pregnant girlfriend. what the police are going to do today that they hope will lead to arrests. three, two, one, and ignition. >> three astronauts on their way to the international space station this morning. what they will be doing once they get there.
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well, disappointing earnings for multinational companies and a downgrade of spain is sparked renewed worries over the global economy. live look at the dow jones, it's down 179 points right now. time now 6:56. and in just a couple of hours, vallejo police are expected to announce a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest of unsolved killings of a vallejo man and his pregnant girlfriend. they were gunned down in their home on atherton street back on september 6th. police say they were targeted and the neighbors saw two men running from the scene. miss mills was expecting twins so police are now treating this case as having four victims.
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the federal reserve begins two days of policy meetings today, no major policy changes expected because six weeks ago the fed unveiled its latest plan to boost the u.s. economy and expected this week the meeting will end with a message of give that plan time to work. the official announcement from the central bank is due tomorrow before noon. three, two, one, and ignition. >> at this hour, u.s. astronaut kevin ford and two russian cosmonauts are headed to the international space station aboard a soyuz rocket. they lifted off in the cosmodrome in kazakhstan. they will stay for five months conducting experiments. 6:57. sal, what are you seeing in our commute right now? >> we are looking at a lot of busy commutes now, bay bridge toll plaza westbound, a backup for about 15 minutes before you make it onto the bridge. hayward, southbound 880 at
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tennyson, a crash there blocking a lane, and northbound 85, alma expressway slow getting into los gatos. cloudy to mostly cloudy skies, rain seems to be winding down but we are not done yet. we still have another day or day and a half of possible showers, very cool temperatures, 60s. coming up next here on mornings on 2, the developing news from oakland, s.w.a.t. teams rushed to a neighborhood near lake maryic. the giants are going to the world series, second time in three years. stay right here with us.
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